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Old 01-25-2006, 05:13 AM   #11
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Wonder what you think of it though:

  • play with my new iPod Nano (got my contacts in through vcards),
  • restoring a little Yamaha motorcycle for my seven year old son to use,
  • supporting a handicapped nephew playing around with a new PC,
  • sysop-ing somewhere
  • and much more..
  • Sounds like a good life. (But a motorcycle for a 7-year-old? Maybe you figure it will take 10 years to finish the project?)

   
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Old 01-26-2006, 03:58 AM   #12
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Sounds like a good life. (But a motorcycle for a 7-year-old? Maybe you figure it will take 10 years to finish the project?)[/list]
No, he will have a first ride this Sunday . It is a 25+ year old Yamaha TY 80 model. The engine is OK, cycle parts need a lot of work but everthing is functioning well now. It is one big scratch, this bike.

We are talking Motorcycle Trials here. He has to ride a tape restricted observed section and foots put down decide results in this sport. No risky racing here..He has to learn use a clutch now. Current bike has an automatic clutch.

W'll see ... .

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:19 AM   #13
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We are talking Motorcycle Trials here. He has to ride a tape restricted observed section and foots put down decide results in this sport. No risky racing here.
Interesting. I wonder if a 7-year-old has the physical strength to protect himself if anything happened while on the bike.

But I must assume you know best.

   
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Old 01-26-2006, 02:02 PM   #14
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Interesting. I wonder if a 7-year-old has the physical strength to protect himself if anything happened while on the bike.

But I must assume you know best.
Oh, there is a risk! Less than in soccer competion for one thing, but it is there. I will be close, very close all the time and he will be dressed properly.

Anyhow - back to the topic, I just downloaded Scribus for Windows (it seems I did that as the first one - counter was still zero) and installed it. It fired up allright - Dutch locale too. It sure looks good. Now find something to try doing with it. I always need something with a goal to get myself to try things out. Perhaps that flyer for my club .... .

[later] I made that flyer - mean and dirty this time. This beta version of Scribus did behave quite well. Well enough to use it in case the Windows platform is to be used for whatever reason. I guess it will not stay in the beta phase for long, it is quite good already - for me amateur of course ..

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PS: My company's January promotional magazine has an article on me and my job. When I saw the "raw" draft text of the editor after he interviewed me I thought it was rather disappointing. When I saw the actual result in print I was impressed ! The difference: just the added value of some DTP-ing I guess. Nice to see how much that does ... .

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I am in constant contact with the development team via IRC and would be happy to pass on questions, etc.
Howard, I've downloaded the last couple of releases of Scribus for Mac OS-X and have yet to get it to run properly. If I recall correctly (it's been a few weeks), I installed the extras as suggested, but although I see a file menu, I can't get the interface to appear properly--there is a window, but it is off-screen (and is only revealed when using the Expose (F9) trick. However, it can't be clicked on to bring it forward.

I've yet to see a proper document ready to be worked with.

When I'm back in the office I can do some screenshots for you if you'd like.
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Howard, I've downloaded the last couple of releases of Scribus for Mac OS-X and have yet to get it to run properly. If I recall correctly (it's been a few weeks), I installed the extras as suggested, but although I see a file menu, I can't get the interface to appear properly--there is a window, but it is off-screen (and is only revealed when using the Expose (F9) trick. However, it can't be clicked on to bring it forward.

I've yet to see a proper document ready to be worked with.

When I'm back in the office I can do some screenshots for you if you'd like.
Some people have seen this: I did once but fixed it in some way I now forget. One trick is to delete (or better, rename) the "invisible" scribus13.rc file in your user root directory. This file holds all your preferences, including, I think, window size and location.

If you have access and inclination to IRC, I suggest tuning into #scribus on IRC freenode.net. Andreas Vox ("avox"), who did the Mac port, is there all the time and can deal with more specificity.

It's worth the effort.

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